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New Irish Famine Memorial Providence Rhode Island

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Published on Dec 5, 2007

Irish Famine Memorial was recently dedicated in Providence, Rhode Island. The folks song is "Fields of Athenry" by Paddy Reilly. Here are the words:

"Fields Of Athenry"

By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling
Michael, they have taken you away,
For you stole Trevelyan's corn,
So the young might see the morn.
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay.

[Chorus:]
Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing
We had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young man calling
Nothing matters, Mary, when you're free
Against the famine and the crown,
I rebelled, they cut me down.
Now you must raise our child with dignity.

[Chorus]

By a lonely harbor wall, she watched the last star falling
As the prison ship sailed out against the sky
Sure she'll wait and hope and pray, for her love in Botany Bay
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

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  • Song

  • Artist

    • Piano Classics: Masters of Relaxing Solo Piano Music
  • Album

    • Piano Classics: Masters of Relaxing Solo Piano Music
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    • TuneCore (on behalf of Autumn Hill Records); TuneCore Publishing, and 3 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

  • Artist

    • Paddy Reilly
  • Album

    • The Fields Of Athenry
  • Writers

    • Nicola Hitchcock, Saul Freeman
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    • The Orchard Music (on behalf of Celtic Airs); LatinAutor, The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA), ASCAP, UMPI, and 8 Music Rights Societies

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